Digital Repository Librarian

College Station
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Created: August 28, 2012


Texas A&M Libraries seeks a service-oriented, technically-savvy, and innovative professional to serve as Digital Repository Librarian in the Office of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication (DSSC). The Digital Repository Librarian is part of a team that provides leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M Libraries’ Digital Services and Scholarly Communication (DSSC) program.  DSSC serves the digital research and scholarly communication needs of faculty, researchers, students, and scholars through the innovative creation and implementation of digital publishing technologies and services. This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities, including research, publication and service, to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

Position Description: Reporting to the Head of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication, the Digital Repository Librarian oversees the day-to-day services of the Texas A&M Digital Repository currently based on the DSpace system.  The Librarian also provides basic user support for the digital publishing platforms supported by the Texas Digital Library, particularly the Open Journal System (OJS) and Open Conference System (OCS). The Librarian will maintain current knowledge of the functions and features of DSpace, OJS, and OCS and will educate both Library personnel and campus constituents about the functions and features of these systems.

The Librarian will assist new content providers in setting up and managing communities, collections, journals, conferences, workflows, templates and authorizations; will prepare and maintain accurate documentation on system functions and features; will participate in the development of policies and procedures governing the submission of content for digital publication; and will also test and confirm the status of content and functionality after system enhancements or upgrades are applied. The Librarian will collaborate with the Metadata Librarian on implementing and improving methods for metadata creation and enhancement; and with the Libraries’ Digital Initiatives unit to resolve system bugs and to identify needed enhancements.  The Librarian will collaborate with Subject Selectors to support and promote the digital publishing services of the University Libraries and the Texas Digital Library. The Librarian will also work with personnel from the Texas Digital Library to set up training and consultation services for the Texas A&M community.  Finally, the Librarian is expected to be innovative and proactive, maintaining knowledge of developments with DSpace, DuraSpace, and the Public Knowledge project, and reporting on expected changes or enhancements that will affect Texas A&M Libraries’ digital publishing programs and services.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with one or more institutional repository systems  (e.g., DSpace, Digital Commons, Fedora)
  • Demonstrated interest in growing  expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and  scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues of diverse technological backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to perform troubleshooting with information technology
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience adding content to the DSpace repository platform
  • Familiarity with repository related metadata standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of open software communities
  • Experience using Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Systems
  • Experience in providing technical support to campus constituencies in and outside the Library
  • Knowledge of and interest in open access repository technologies and trends
  • Project management experience

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